The volunteers at the Tax Assistance Center are busy with returns for the 2019 filing season.
They provide free tax preparation to active duty, active duty family members, retirees, their family members and Reservists/National Guardsmen serving on active duty for 29 days or more.
The center is in building 3439, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, on Honest John Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until April 30. Clients are encouraged to make an appointment; however, walk-ins are welcome from 8 a.m. to noon on any business day. To schedule an appointment, call 842-1040.
Last year’s returns totaled 4,777 which included 2,411 federal and 2,366 state. This delivered $4,377,185 in refunds and saved $978,438 in fees.
The volunteers include Cheryl Burns, Lee Smith, Lisa McCrary, John Patch, Eric Deets, Emily Hsi, Jan Berry, Lindsay Coop, Kay Theodoss, Carol Burke, Greg Knight, Rob Morris, Sandy Hovde, Wallace, Billie Hunter, Jenn Mills, Carmen Villanueva, Ruthee Villanueva, Dawn Byers, Sekerak, Dale Fulton, Mary Casey and Wendy Digenarro.
Rachael Yeoman, paralegal in the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, entered her 16th year as the tax center manager. Capt. Cade Shiozaki, chief of legal assistance, is the year’s tax center officer-in-charge.